Reno Contracting has installed a 2.6MW solar photovoltaic project at California State Prison, Lancaster, California.
The installation, which consisted of a single-axis tracker PV project incorporating 9,500 panels, was for solar energy services provider SunEdison.
The Lancaster facility is one of five state prisons in Southern California that has added a combined 23MW of solar-generated power in 2012, an initiative undertaken by SunEdison and the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR).
PV-Tech understands these solar projects should result in $55 million in energy cost savings over the next 20 years.
Reno served as General Contractor on the project and, despite high winds and heightened prison security requirements, completed the project in only eight weeks.
Reno Contracting President Walt Fegley.said: “Reno Contracting is proud to have built diverse solar projects for SunEdison over the past few years. Each project is aimed at creating more efficient and cost-effective facilities for commercial and government organisations.”